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Building a 5 gallon bucket honey strainer

Food grade bucket honey strainer

Our neighbor's bees have been busy stealing honey from our two hive boxes, so we decided it's time to build a 5 gallon bucket honey strainer.

The food grade buckets are more expensive, but worth it for a project like this.

Stay tuned for a full report on how this method works for straining out the wax.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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how is it working out? I would love to see more details on the bucket strainer. PS you can get free food grade buckets from your local supermarket. I have gotten loads of them, just go to the bakery and ask them for their empty frosting buckets. :)
Comment by Peggy Tue May 15 13:32:22 2012
Peggy --- It's hard to say exactly how it worked. I know that sounds odd, but we were experimenting with it in very cold weather, and the honey didn't flow well and ended up crystallizing. We'll have to wait for our first warm weather harvest to give you a real review!
Comment by anna Tue May 15 16:10:49 2012

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